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'You know there was time there, about 40,000 years ago, when we could have completely wiped them out if we had put our minds to it.'
Shoulda. Woulda. Coulda.
"You should do something brilliant, before it's too late."
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The little engine that coulda woulda shoulda
Tags:the little engine that could, little engine, train, trains, childrens book, childrens books, kids book, kids books, picture book, picture books, american fairytale, american fairytales, regret, regrets, filled with regret, coulda woulda shoulda, second guessing, second guess, self-reproach, remorse, missed opportunity, missed opportunities, self-recrimination
"Opportunity knocking? Can you hold?"
Tags:opportunity knocks, opportunity knocking, receptionist, receptionists, on hold, put on hold, wait, waiting, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, missed opportunity, missed opportunities, reject, rejected, rejection, rejections, phonecall, phonecalls, phone call, phone calls, business call, business calls
"Larry is a white male, but he hasn't been able to do much with it."
Tags:male privilege, white privilege, privilege, privileged, privileges, opportunity, opportunities, missed opportunities, unsympathetic, insensitive, insensitivity, embarrassed, embarrassment, social inequality, gender inequality, expectation, expectations, criticism, criticizm, unfiair, gender issues, race issues, racism
"Opportunity came knocking once, but I missed it. I was expecting a tweet."
Too Little, Too Late
Tags:date, dating, dates, relationship, relationships, bad date, bad dates, creep, creepy, compliment, compliments, complimenting, inadequate, inadequacy, idiom, idioms, missed opportunity, missed opportunities, stalker, stalking, regret, regrets, lost opportunity, lost opportunities, missing your chance, window of opportunity, flirtation, flirtations, flirt, flirts, social skills, social awkwardness, socially awkward
'Jenkins, get me all you've got on hindsight.'
"While you were out for lunch, History passed by and Fame came knocking."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, secretary, secretaries, receptionist, receptionists, history, fame, famous, legacy, legacies, out to lunch, missed, passed by, came knocking, missed opportunity, missed opportunities
"Hi. I'm calling at random to give you 3 million dollars, but since your're not at home, I'm going to call somebody else."
Tags:phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, answering machine, answering machines, message, messages, telemarketing, telemarketer, telemarketers, cold calling, cold caller, cold callers, scam, scams, scammer, scammers, missed opportunity, missed opportunities, bad luck, random, giveaway, giveaways, regret, regrets, regretting, money
"The editor who turned down the first Harry Potter book, say hello to the publisher who took a pass on Stephen King."
Tags:publisher, publishers, publishing, literary gathering, literary gatherings, literary editor, literary editors, editor, editors, publishing house, publishing houses, intro, intros, introduction, introductions, small talk, party, parties, missed opportunity, missed opportunities, lost opportunity, lost opportunities
'That's ok... I'll know it for you.'
"I could have been a big celebrity but for my fear of public speaking."
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, talking pet, talking pets, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, talking dog, talking dogs, dog, dogs, canine, canines, dog owner, dog owners, fear, fears, phobia, phobias, public speaking, celeb, celebs, celebrity, celebrities, fame, famous, regret, regrets, missed opportunity, missed opportunities, insecure, insecurity
"Up a hundred and sixteen points! If only we'd had the foresight to invest ten minutes ago."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, office, offices, office life, investor, investors, investing, investment, investments, stock market, stock markets, stock, stocks, stockbroker, stockbrokers, stock price, stock prices, trader, traders, trading, economy, bank, banks, banking, banker, bankers, finance, finances, money, up, point, points, foresight, hindsight's 20-20, too late, missed opportunity, missed opportunities, missed chances, missed chance
'Oh, well... NEXT time my colleagues start a Lotto syndicate, I'll join it.'
'Never mind that you could have bought Microsoft years ago - I could have married Bill Gates,'
"Excuse me! These were on sale for $5.99 yesterday. Can I buy it at yesterday's price?"
Tags:baldo, sale, sales, promotion, promotions, annoying customer, annoying customers, offer, offers, time travel, time traveling, time travelling, discount, discounts, request a discount, requesting a discount, cashier, cashiers, clerk, clerks, cheap, cheapskate, cheapskates, coupon, coupons, yesterday, missed opportunity, missed opportunities
'I'd just like to go back to the 'all this' that Ed took me away from.'
"His work is all about exploring the concept of missed opportunity."
"Why is it that every time opportunity knocked on your door, you were in the bathroom?"